Double Grande, Venti, Grande cups
Double Grande, Venti, Grande cups

This post is the kissing cousin to the tea menu featured a few weeks ago in this blog.  At the same time that Starbucks experimented with whole leaf in their stores, they tested a larger sized iced beverage. It was called “double grande” and 32 ounces in size.  The test size was intended for Tazo tea beverages, and not Frappuccinos.  Unfortunately, I didn’t save any of the old 32 ounce to-go cups, and the only picture I could find is attached. The “double grande” size prominently says Tazo Tea on it.  Adjacent to it is a typical Venti Starbucks cup, and then next to that is one of the very early cold reusable iced to-go tumblers.

What do you guys think of a “double grande” size? Great for cooling off in the summer, or reminds you of “super size” me too much?

Edit on March 3, 2010:

Much to my surprise, Starbucks again is testing a super large cold drink size.  The new round of testing is called the “Trenta” and is a test product currently, through the end of the month, in Phoenix and Tampa.

I have a recent blog post featuring the “Trenta” cup here:

Starbucks tests the “Trenta” cup size.